David R. Elliott is a prolific new face in Canadian songwriting, with a unique perspective anchored in a childhood split evenly between rural and urban poverty. His respect for the craft of song is inclusive of all genres and his exploration of lower working class struggles is a specifically East Coast answer to Bruce Springsteen,
This weeks episode features Tooth & the Fang. Dedicated to slow core dynamics, the band hangs their hat on beautifully melancholy music and lyrics and transcendental noise. We talk song writing process, the on-going noise complaints with live music in Saint John, and touring untapped, rural areas closer to home rather than culture hubs. Podcast:
This weeks episode features the lush and sinuous soundscapes of Saint John band, Sheik. Steeped in dreamy psychedlica and shoegaze, the trio shares music from their 2016 debut EP and a forthcoming 2018 release. We talk their progression as a band, and Saint Johns evolution as a live music city.
Jerry Faye, the sincere singer songwriter, performs songs from her new album, In Sum, and talks the style and pace of her writing, the switch from full band to solo, and striking a balance between being an artist and a full time student.
This weeks Session features Fredericton 2 piece, Van London. In the midst of recording their debut EP, Van London share upcoming tracks, as well discuss formation, song writing process, and how theatre help shape these songs live and in studio. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | More
Graeme Kennedy’s music can be described as minimalist rock’n’roll, but Graeme brings us a stripped down set of his latest EP Lookin’ For A Funeral. We also talk about his move from Ontario to the East Coast, the Fredericton Art scene, and future music.
Dillon Ryan & The Dream Romantic are a Melodic Rock band based out of Moncton/Miramichi NB influenced heavily by British Post-Punk/Gothic Rock such as The Smiths, The Cure & Echo & The Bunnymen. The group shares new songs and we talk their Music New Brunswick award win, a recent brand change, and a new album in
Cellarghost is a sea-stained four-piece from New Brunswick’s southern shores. Their songs explore inter-personal isolation using macabre metaphors and undying post-punk grooves. We talk their latest EP, Ritual, their Polaris Music Prize Longer List achievement, and much more. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS | More
This weeks episode features 8-piece roots rock band Free To Grow, debuting new tracks from their melting pot of genres, also talking about their perspective of being elders in our local community, the balancing act between pop and cynicism, and whats next for them after an April 2017 EP. Podcast: Play in new window |
This week’s episode features Jane Blanchard, the dynamic Fredericton duo who’ve just trekked across Eastern Canada in support of 2016s Narcissus. Days after recording the follow-up to that debut EP, the pair joined me to discuss what’s in store for their next release, performing overseas and south of the border, as well as the next generation
This week’s episode features Property//, who’ve just returned from an Eastern Canadian tour in support of their remarkably cohesive LP, Spirals. On the verge of relocating to Montreal, Property//’s Charles Harding joined Sessions to discuss spaces: how a rural home set the peaceful tone for Spirals, why they’ve commitment to all ages rooms, and how
September 14, 2017 – Latching onto the guitar at a young age, Quinn Bonnell of Burnt Church, NB uses his fantastic instrumental ability to combine singer-songwriter stylings with blues and folk on the much anticipated upcoming EP, The Night. Quinn is captured here in Studio D playing his EP in it’s entirety, but also a track
Sometimes melancholy is a beautiful thing.
May 26, 2017 – Ottawa based singer/songwriter Rory Taillon radiates power. Whether it’s through his tall stature or through his soaring voice, when Rory Taillon is nearby he’ll unknowingly steal your attention. It’s early morning and even though Rory has already spent an hour live on-air he’s gracious enough to give another live performance in
Ontario’s The Lifers and Annie Sumi brought their two talents together for a Session in CHSR’s Studio D.
Halifax’s Campbell + Green stop into CHSR for a live Session!
Check out one of the FUNNEST Sessions you will ever hear! I am very happy to have been a part of this. Thank you Indigo P for the sound and Matt N for the editing. Kudos also to Dave Somerville, Tom Finley and Charlene McLeodfor making this happen! This project funded by **Arts and Cultural
These guys are amazing, check them out next time they play. You won’t be disappointed!
November 1, 2015 – Fredericton local Colin Fowlie performed an emotional live Session in CHSR’s Studio D while also chatting about other musical projects he’s involved in. Listen in for a full hour of acoustic music and chats! Prepare to be moved. Host: Tammie Hayward Audio Engineer: James Morrision Post Production: Erin Bond Podcast: Play
October 22, 2015 – Fredericton darlings Tokyo Valentine stopped into CHSR for a Session in front of a live audience while also chatting about their song writing process, their thoughts on the local music scene, and dead farm animals? Listen in for the full conversation, live performances, and what’s coming up in their future! Host:
August 20, 2015 – Toronto’s Casper Skulls dropped by CHSR’s Studio D for a Sessions and to chat about their video streaming on !Exclaim, the lost art of zines, and what’s happening in the Toronto music scene. Listen in for some live music and great conversation. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android